Congress will play a role in breaking Maharashtra deadlock

NCP and Congress are working towards a common minimum programme (CMP) to form the government in Maharashtra in alliance with Shiv Sena


Congress General Secretary Avinash Pande informed that the party will play its role in the government formation in Maharashtra with Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and Shiv Sena while deciding on the common minimum programme (CMP). 

Pande asserted that Congress will form the government in Maharashtra in alliance with NCP and Shiv Sena while maintaining its core principles and values.

Senior Maharashtra leaders held discussions with Sonia Gandhi. There is no confusion about the issue of forming a government and we have held talks on how the Congress can play its tole in the same,” said Pande after reaching Jaipur from Delhi.

Pande further informed that senior Congress leaders including Ahmed Patel, Mallikarjun Kharge among others held discussion with NCP chief Sharad Pawar and Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray.

The decision on government formation will be taken in a day or two.

Maharashtra Congress MLAs returning to Mumbai

Maharashtra Congress MLAs have been staying in a hotel in Jaipur since November 8. Congress shifted its 44 newly-elected MLAs due to the fear of horse-trading amid the deadlock in the state over government formation.

However, Congress MLAs on Wednesday left for Mumbai from Jaipur where they were staying at a luxury resort. Congress General Secretary Avinash Pande who is the state in-charge of Rajasthan said that the MLAs had a comfortable stay.

Congress to join hands with Shiv Sena?

After the deadlock in Maharashtra over government formation, Congress and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) have a chance to be in power. 

However, both the parties will have to join hands with Shiv Sena which is a saffron party who contested the recently concluded assembly elections with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

As the tussle between BJP and Shiv Sena intensified over power-sharing, Sena indulged in talks with NCP and Congress to keep the BJP out of power in Maharashtra. 

The CMP will ensure that the state has a stable government. Therefore, NCP and Congress are working towards a common minimum programme (CMP) to ensure the same with Shiv Sena in Maharashtra.

NCP and Congress set up a joint committee to decide on the CMP and later, senior Congress leaders on Wednesday met Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray to discuss the same. 

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NCP and Congress from Maharashtra are already busy holding meeting and will carry out discussions together in the coming days to work out the modalities of the CMP ahead of the possible alliance with Shiv Sena to form a stable government in Maharashtra.

NCP MLAs today passed a resolution authorising party chief Sharad Pawar to take any decision on a possible alliance with Shiv Sena and government formation while Pawar ensured his MLAs that they will form a stable government.

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